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349 Famous Quotes by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Hope, withering, fled--and Mercy sighed farewell.

Hope Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Corsair (canto I, st. 9)

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Soprano, basso, even the contra-alto Wished him five fathom under the Rialto.

Music Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Beppo (st. 32)

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Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes look'd love to eyes which spake again, And all went merry as a marriage bell.

Music Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 21)

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There's music in the sighing of a reed; There's music in the gushing of a rill; There's music in all things, if men had ears: Their earth is but an echo of the spheres.

Music Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XV, st. 5)

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The mellow autumn came, and with it came The promised party, to enjoy its sweets. The corn is cut, the manor full of game; The pointer ranges, and the sportsman beats In russet jacket;--lynx-like is his aim; Full grows his bag, and wonderful his feats. An, nutbrown partridges! An, brilliant pheasants! And ah, ye poachers!--'Tis no sport for peasants.

Autumn Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XIII, st. 75)

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There were his young barbarians all at play There was their Dacian mother--he, their sire, Butcher'd to make a Roman holiday.

Holidays Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 141)

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The heart ran o'er With silent worship of the great of old!-- The dead, but sceptred sovereigns, who still rule Our spirits from their urns.

Worship Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Manfred (act III, sc. 4)

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I depart, Whither I know not; but the hour's gone by When Albion's lessening shores could grieve or glad mine eye.

Traveling Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 1)

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But now being lifted into high society, And having pick'd up several odds and ends Of free thoughts in his travels for variety, He deem'd, being in a lone isle, among friends, That without any danger of a riot, he Might for long lying make himself amends; And singing as he sung in his warm youth, Agree to a short armistice with truth.

Society Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto III, st. 83)

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But quiet to quick bosoms is a hell, And there hath been thy bane.

Hell Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 42)

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Where the light wings of Zephyr, oppress'd with perfume, Wax faint o'er the gardens of Gul in her bloom.

Zephyrs Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Bride of Abydos (canto I, st. 1)

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Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean--roll! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain; Man marks the earth with ruin--his control Stops with the shore.

Ocean Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 179)

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Time writes no wrinkle on thine azure brow, Such as Creation's dawn beheld, thou rollest now.

Ocean Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 182)

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And I have loved them, Ocean! and my joy Of youthful sports was on thy breast to be Borne, like shy bubbles, onward; from a boy I wanton'd with thy breakers. . . . . And laid my hand upon thy mane--as I do here.

Ocean Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 184)

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Born in the garret, in the kitchen bred.

Ancestry Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: A Sketch (l. 1)

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I live not in myself, but I become Portion of that around me; and to me High mountains are a feeling, but the hum Of human cities torture.

Cities Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 72)

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And angling too, that solitary vice, What Izaak Walton sings or says: The quaint, old, cruel coxcomb, in his gullet Should have a hook, and a small trout to pull it.

Fishing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XIII, st. 106)

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Modesty is the only sure bait when you are fishing for praise.

Fishing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XIII, st. 106)

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There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.

Religion Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 34)

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In the desert a fountain is springing, In the wide waste there still is a tree, And a bird in the solitude singing, Which speaks to my spirit of thee.

Sympathy Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Stanzas to Augusta

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A mere court butterfly, That flutters in the pageant of a monarch.

Courtiers Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Sardanapalus (act V, sc. 1)

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Dim with the mist of years, gray flits the shade of power.

Power Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 2)

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There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society where none intrudes By the deep Sea, and music in its roar.

Pleasure Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 178)

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O Rome! my country! city of the soul!

Rome Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 78)

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Ancient of days! august Athena! where, Where are thy men of might? thy grand in soul? Gone--glimmering through the dream of things that were; First in the race that led to glory's goal, They won, and pass'd away--Is this the whole?

Athens Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 2)

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